World Lyme Day History
World Lyme Day seeks to raise awareness about Lyme disease. Lyme disease is a bacterial infection transmitted by the bite of an infected tick. It comes from the bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi and is spread by infected ticks usually found in the northeast, mid-Atlantic, upper Midwest, and the pacific coast. This day aims to inform and educate the public about Lyme disease. This includes learning how to prevent it and how to treat it. It is estimated that 300,000 people are diagnosed with Lyme disease in the US every year.
World Lyme Day seems to have been started in 2013 as an awareness campaign. It is observed annually on May 1st.
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